11 Aug '11, 7pm

Iowa: Now 20% Wind-Powered! #wind #energy

Iowa's wind generation reached 20 percent of the state's total electricity network during the second quarter, the American Wind Energy Association reports ... A major boost came from MidAmerican Energy's new 594-megawatt wind farm near Adair, the first of three major wind projects the Des Moines utility plans for this year. MidAmerican already had 1,330 megawatts of wind generation capacity on its system. The utility's peak loads this summer have totaled about 4,700 megawatts. The second-largest wind generator in Iowa is Florida-based NextEra, which has about 800 megawatts of wind farm capacity mostly in central and northern Iowa. Iowa is now the second biggest wind power market in the nation, with over 4,000 megawatts of installed capacity. Texas has more than twice that, and currently leads the market with 9,000 MW. But Texas, of course, is much more populous than Iowa -...

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